16.09.14 by Jeff

Imprint Presents: Jeff Hamada (Full Video)

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In July, I flew down to Los Angeles to speak as part of Imprint Culture Lab’s on-going lecture series. One of the last speakers they had was David Choe so I had a fairly tough act to follow. Two years ago I set a goal for myself to say yes to public speaking events until I actually enjoyed doing them, and I’m excited to announce I may not ever speak publicly again; I actually enjoyed this one.

I don’t want to give away my whole talk, I’d rather you just watch it, but there’s a healthy amount of embarrassing stories, and things I’ve observed about the Internet. Specifically the way in which it’s killing creativity without most people noticing it.

Watch the full hour-long video below (if you have nothing better to do), and if you have any thoughts/insights about anything I touch on I’m totally into having a discussion in the comments section!

Hope you enjoy it.

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15.09.14 by Jeff

Kutiman Samples Amateur Youtube Musicians to Create “Give It Up”

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Ophir Kutiel aka Kutiman, is the Youtube generation’s DJ Shadow. He scours Youtube for obscure musical treasures; kids playing piano, guitar tutorials, anything he can use to make a song. Somehow he is able to weave the unrelated clips into something completely new. I’ve blogged about him numerous times but it all started with his project Thru You.

5 years later, Kutiman is set to release his follow up, Thru You Too, and his first single “Give It Up” is a masterpiece. Watch the video below!

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14.09.14 by Jeff

99 Red Balloons Song Recreated Using 4 Red Balloons

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Watch Andrew Huang use 4 red balloons to perfectly recreate the song “99 Red Balloons”. This is really satisfying to watch! He says it took him about an hour to record and then another 10 hours to fiddle around on the computer. Watch the video below.

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14.09.14 by Jeff

14 Blockbuster Movies Recreated With Stock Footage

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14 blockbuster films re-created with stock footage, how many can you name? Watch “Scenes You’ve Seen” below!

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12.09.14 by Jeff

#brilliantworks: Mist and Mirrors at Squamish Festival

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Not too long ago I was approached by Vitaminwater to create an installation at this year’s Squamish Festival. I enlisted the help of my friend, designer Alex Beim, and the team at Tangible Interaction to create a sculpture that would not only cool people off but also bring a little sense of wonder to the event. Wonder is a common theme throughout Tangible’s work, and creating extraordinary moments is sorta their specialty.

All credit goes to entire gang at Tangible Interaction; the idea, the design, the construction, they did everything. Watch the video below to see how it all went down!

 

12.09.14 by Jeff

“Diggin’ In The Carts” Documentary Series About Japanese Video Game Music

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Red Bull Music Academy has produced a fantastic documentary series called “Diggin’ In The Carts” about the secret history of Japanese video game music. Watch parts 1 and 2 below!

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12.09.14 by Jeff

A Musical Travelogue Through British Knights’ History

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This will be a heavy dose of nostalgia for some and completely confusing for others. A surreal journey through British Knights’ history, straight off of vhs tapes, with music from Alchemist, Samiyam, and Action Bronson. The stream of consciousness vibe here reminds me of Madlib.

Watch “Which Ways The Beach Mix” below.

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10.09.14 by Jeff

Chillr: The App That Connects Chill Dudes

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First there was Grindr, then Tinder, now there is Chillr. This is the way chill dudes can connect with other chill dudes, unless of course you live in Vancouver where chill dudes can just head to Dude Chilling Park; it’s much easier. Watch the video below.

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